The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) criticized the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) recent formation of a partnership with what ZOA described as a "radical Islamist" organization.

In November, the AJC and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) launched the new Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC), which states that it "brings together recognized business, political and religious leaders in the Jewish and Muslim American communities to jointly advocate on issues of common concern." The council's priority list including highlighting the contributions of Muslims and Jews to American society, developing a coordinated strategy to address anti-Muslim bigotry and anti-Semitism in the U.S., and protecting and expanding the rights of religious minorities in America.

ZOA, however, issued a Dec. 14 press release raising concern about the interfaith partnership over ISNA's alleged links to the Palestinian terror group Hamas and its parent group, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

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